AlburyCity Short Story Award

The annual AlburyCity Short Story Award is open to entrants throughout Australia. There are no thematic restrictions this year. Our judges simply want to see a well-written story, regardless of genre, subject or theme. So polish that short story you've been working on and enter our competition!

First prize is $1,000 cash and will be presented by this years judge, Lee Kofman, at a celebratory evening of storytelling on Friday 13 September as part of the Write Around the Murray Festival.

Competition Details

  • Theme: Open theme
  • Word limit: 3,000
  • Entry fee: $10
  • First prize: $1,000
  • Closing date: 5pm, Wednesday 24 July

How to enter

  • Please read Conditions of Entry for full details before submitting your story
  • Submit your entry online via the submit button below or see Conditions of Entry for alternative methods
  • Submit your entry online via the SUBMIT button below:
    • Enter your personal details and upload your story on the first page of the online entry form. Click submit  to be taken to payment portal. Please be patient while your details load.
    • The payment page will show your contact details and story file upload. Check that your details are correct and click 'Confirm and proceed to payment'
    • Enter your payment card details, click 'Pay entry fee'
    • Successful payment is indicated by the 'thank you' screen and an automated email sent to you from

Submit online

Read winning and highly commended entries in previous competitions here

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